Impact of Telemedicine on Rural Healthcare

Healthcare facilities throughout the country, together with telemedicine companies like GlobalMed, are working to improve rural healthcare through the use of advanced telemedicine technologies.
Dec. 19, 2012 - PRLog -- Roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in what are considered rural areas. Only about 9 percent of the nation's physicians, however, practice in these areas. This obviously limits the amount and quality of care available to patients in isolated regions of the U.S. Healthcare facilities and companies like GlobalMed, a telemedicine company in Scottsdale, Arizona, are working to remedy these disparities through the use of telemedicine technology.

With advanced medical tools and video conferencing technology, telemedicine is having a significant effect on how healthcare is administered in rural areas. The technologies now available enable physicians to treat patients remotely for a variety of conditions. This opens up a world of possibilities and is having a number of positive effects on patients and healthcare facilities alike, such as allowing the patient to receive care from the comfort of their own home and minimizing the need for costly re-admissions and often inconvenient in-person appointments.

One primary goal of telemedicine is to make the administration of healthcare more efficient and equitable. By connecting rural physicians with their urban colleagues and patients in remote areas with doctors hundreds of miles away, telemedicine is achieving this goal. With the help of innovators like GlobalMed, the impact of telemedicine on rural healthcare will only continue to grow. Learn more about the company at

About GlobalMed

GlobalMed’s solutions are designed to be interoperable and customizable for healthcare providers, enabling lowered costs, increased access, and enhanced quality of care that collectively improve patient satisfaction. From high-definition exam cameras to real-time, cloud-based PACS, our compliant telemedicine solutions meet the medical data and image delivery needs of a full range of healthcare specialties. Products include the TotalExam™ Camera, CapSure® Image Automation Software, and fully integrated mobile telemedicine systems for primary care applications. GlobalMed’s position in the market has been recognized by its ranking as the Number 7 fastest growing health company on the 2012 Inc. 500 List, and Number 95 overall. For more information, visit or call +1.480.922.0044.
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